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Recently, there have been discussions regarding our internal procedures relevant to processing claims against members. With this communication, we hope to clarify any confusion and to provide answers.
The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is charged with many duties including, but not limited to, advocating for musicians through collective bargaining and contract enforcement, organizing, defending and protecting the rights of its membership. Specific to the issue at hand, the Local is duty-bound to enforce and to comply with the Bylaws. Continue reading
The UAW wants Americans to buy American. And sing about it.
The union, which represents automobile, aerospace and agricultural implement workers, launched a video contest to get Americans thinking about the value of buying goods manufactured in their communities. Continue reading
Healthy CA: SB 562 Labor Forum
When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 details 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Musicians Local 47 (3220 Winona Ave., Burbank)
Panel discussion with:
- John Acosta, President of AFM Musicians Local 47
- Michael Lighty, Policy Director for California Nurses Association
- Leslie Simon, Co-Chair of Labor United for Universal Healthcare
- Dave Campbell, Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers USW Local 675
Life Member. Accordion
(1929 – 2018)
Nunzio “Norman” Panto, passed peacefully in Thousand Oaks, CA on Feb. 24, 2018 at the age of 88.
Norman is survived by his son Frank and daughter-in-law Julie. He is also survived by his loving sisters-in-law, Sarina Roccisano and Anna Valeri. He will also be missed by his beloved nieces and nephews, their children and the rest of the family and all the friends he has made over the years. Continue reading
Life Member. Bass
(1931 – 2018)
Albert “Whitey” Clyde Hoggan Jr. passed away Feb. 6, 2018 at his home in Livingston, Montana. Born in Ogden, Utah April 4, 1931, to Albert Clyde Hoggan, Sr. and Fae (Gorder) Hoggan, he grew up between Ogden; Preston, Idaho; and Grouse Creek, Utah.
Clyde attended Ogden High School and Weber State University. In 1950 he enlisted in the Air Force, joined the 523rd Air Force Band, March Air Force Base, and was stationed in Guam during the Korean War. He received a National Defense Service Medal and an Honorable Discharge. Upon returning stateside, he married Joanne Elaine Fetscher. In 1954 they moved to Los Angeles on their honeymoon so he could pursue a profession in the music industry. Continue reading
AFM Local 47 members traveling in Argentina will now be able to count on union support and services from the Argentine musicians union, Sindicato Argentino de Músicos (SADEM).
Likewise, Argentine musicians affiliated with SADEM who work in the jurisdiction of Local 47 can count on support from AFM Local 47. Continue reading
We are pleased to report a recent organizing win in signing a new agreement with the East West Players for the production of “Allegiance,” a new musical running in Little Tokyo starring George Takei.
This victory came as the result of direct action by Asian-American musicians at Local 47 who felt passionately about ensuring that this project go union. The musical addresses the hardships and discrimination against Japanese Americans during WWII, when thousands of Americans were put into internment camps.
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